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Labia Minora Reduction (Labiaplasty)

Labia minora reduction surgery or labiaplasty is a surgical procedure meant to reduce the size or change the shape of a woman's labia minora (the inner vaginal lips).

Labia Minora Reduction

Labia Minora Reduction Surgical Videos

Labia Minora Reduction

23rd February 2011

Labia Minora Reduction

Surgical Procedure of Labia Minora Reduction performed by Aurora's specialist plastic surgeon Adrian Richards. For more information or should you wish to book a FREE Consultation with our specialist plastic surgeon, please call us on 01844 214362.


Labia Minora Reduction

My name is Adrian Richards. I’m a plastic surgeon based here in the United Kingdom, and I’m the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics. In this video, I’m going to be taking you through a labia minora reduction, also known as a labiaplasty. Our patient today is concerned about what she perceives as an enlarged labia which are causing her some discomfort and some embarrassment. I’m going to be taking you through a technique of a wedge excision used to recreate and reduce the labia.

This is the start of the procedure. You can just see here I’m demonstrating the enlarged labia on both sides which are really quite symmetrical in this case. Here you can see I’m just marking up the area. I’m going to use a posterior wedge excision in this case on both sides. I’m just marking up the tissue there that I’m going to remove. I’m going to leave this area of tissue. So I’m going to  a remove a wedge of tissue and then reflect the tip of the labia backwards to make it much smaller and neater. Again, this is the tissue I’m planning on removing, which is this wedge of tissue which I’m just demonstrating there at the back.

This is with the operation completed. I’ve removed that tissue, and you can see we’ve got quite a natural appearance with the edges stitched together with absorbable stitches.

This is the tissue that I’ve removed. First of all from the right, you can see the wedge of tissue on that side, and here on the left, you can see a very similar wedge of tissue which I have removed.

Thank you very much for watching the video which I hope you found useful and informative. If you would like any other information on this procedure or any other cosmetic procedure, please have a look at our website which has lots of information, videos, podcasts, patient testimonials. Our aim really is to give you as much information as possible about these procedures. If you would like a consultation with one of our surgeons, please contact us either via e-mail or by phone or by completing the contact form on our website. All our consultations are free, and we’d really like to see you to discuss the best way forward for you.